The management team and Board of Directors of Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre deeply regret to announce that we have no choice other than to decide to close our waiting list to survivors from the Falkirk area. This is because we are still trying to reach a funding agreement with Falkirk Council and because of overwhelming and increasing demand on our team and the service they are able to provide. This decision will take effect immediately and we will review this decision in 3 months.
Since FVRCC opened its doors in 2016, our staff and volunteers have been dedicated to providing support, advocacy, and education for those in need and for the wider community. We are extremely proud to be such an innovative and unique service in the Rape Crisis network. However, as is all too common in the third sector in particular, our staff and volunteers are exposed to high levels of stress and pressure, and this has become unsustainable at present. Our team need to be able to work effectively and to maintain a work life balance - unfortunately that has not been possible recently, and we cannot expect them to continue in this way.
We will continue to work with those Falkirk-based survivors we are already supporting. Anyone from Falkirk who is/was already on our waiting list, will remain on our list, will receive regular check-ins from us and an estimate of when they will receive support.
We are incredibly saddened by this outcome, and are continuing to discuss our funding position with Falkirk Council whilst also trying to support our fantastic staff and volunteers. This is particularly important to following our campaigning to end waiting lists: https://www.forthvalleyrapecrisis.org.uk/blog/'
Monday 27th November, 5-6.30pm
Ceremony Room, Speirs Centre, Alloa,
We are delighted to be taking part in the Scottish launch of 'Hopscotch', a film exploring racist, sexist and Islamophobic street harassment. Hopscotch is presented by Amina - Muslim Women's Resource Centre and Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, based on a poem by Nadine Aisha Jassat (Nadine Aisha) and made by award-winning filmmaker Roxana Vilk.
Following a screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from Amina - MWRC, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, and Hollaback discussing street harassment and gender based violence, and intersections with racism and islamophobia. Afterwards there will be a chance to take part in workshops exploring bystander intervention, self care and creative writing.
Check out this blog to find out more about the film, or watch the trailer.
Speirs Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
This event takes place as part of Space for Action, our exhibition during the 16 Days of Action.
Join Forth Valley Rape Crisis on our second ever Reclaim The Night March! We march, as so many women have done before us, to demand our right to live without the fear and reality of gender based violence. Join us on a safe and empowering event.
Bring lights, whistles, glow sticks, placards and get ready to make some noise! Have a look at Reclaim The Night 2016 for some ideas.
Collective resistance to sexual violence and the reclamation of public space
An exhibition at Reachout With Arts in Mind & Speirs Centre, Alloa
24th November - 10th December 2017
Taking place during the 16 days of action for the elimination of violence against women
Space for Action
collective resistance to sexual violence and the reclamation of public space
24th November - 10th December 2017
Forth Valley Rape Crisis in partnership with Reachout With Arts in Mind & Alloa Spiers Centre